The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) has not paid remuneration to its teaching and assist employees to the tune of R4.5 crore, its joint secretary Rajan Manchanda and former India participant, Kirti Azad, have informed ombudsman Justice (retd) Deepak Verma.
Azad stated whereas DDCA has been splurging cash on authorized issues, it has not paid its employees even after the season has ended. Documents with HT present that R1.63 crore has been paid to legal professionals.
“During the past few months nearly R2 crore (R1.63 crore) has been paid in legal expenses alone. A sports body therefore will look like a legal body where cricketers and cricket will not occupy centre stage, but lawyers and legal matters will be the most critical piece,” Azad wrote to the ombudsman.
Manchanda stated he has additionally written to the ombudsman. With the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer having give up for numerous causes –suspension, resignation, legality of holding workplace challenged in courtroom, and so forth.—he is the highest official in DDCA.
“Despite me being the highest authority, I don’t know what my role is. The signatories (for cheques) have been changed and I have been excluded. I don’t know why the cheques have not been signed,” Manchanda stated.
Suspended secretary Vinod Tihara, one of many signatories, couldn’t be reached for remark.
DDCA presently has solely R11 crore in its accounts. Since mid-November, when there was about R21 crore in its account, DDCA has spent about R4 crore on litigations and a contract given to a development firm that’s topic to a forensic audit as ordered by the ombudsman, as reported by HT on Sunday.
Over 50 folks await salaries, primarily teaching and assist employees of the senior, junior and ladies’s groups. Delhi head coach KP Bhaskar, initially due to get R30 lakh after which noticed his remuneration minimize to R24 lakh, is yet to be paid.